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Total crime 21%
Violent crime 8%
Property crime 24%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleParadise/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime116n/a (estimate)2,8492,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape2n/a49.134.238.4
Robbery1n/a24.6113.673.9
Assault14n/a343.8288.7279.7
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)417442388
Burglary35n/a859.5369.7314.2
Theft39n/a957.81,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft25n/a613.9427.6246.0
Property crime99n/a (estimate)2,4312,1391,958

Key findings

  • Paradise crime rates are 21% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Paradise are 8% higher than the national average
  • In Paradise you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Paradise is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Paradise has increased by 242%

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The Paradise crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Paradise as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Paradise crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Paradise (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Paradise on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Paradise (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.10 times more than the state average and 1.21 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Paradise on a daily basis are 1.06 times less than than California average and 1.08 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Paradise are 1.14 times more than the daily state average and 1.24 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Paradise (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Paradise safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Paradise is safer than 30% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Paradise is safer than 24% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Paradise. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Paradise is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Paradise

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Paradise is 1 in 240
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Paradise is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Paradise is 1 in 36
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Paradise? In Paradise, you have a 1 in 240 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 42. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Paradise, CA is 1 in 36.

      Year Over Year Crime In Paradise (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Paradise is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Paradise violent crime rates have increased by 409%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 223% year over year. Total crimes for Paradise has increased by 242% in the same time frame.

      Paradise police department

      ItemParadiseCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.23.63.3
      There are a total of 31 Paradise police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.6% less than the California average and 64% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Butte Creek Canyon, CA1,089129624753
      Berry Creek, CA1,1332241,0851,309
      Durham, CA5,6603621,7532,115
      Paradise CDP, CA1584272,0672,494
      Chico, CA89,3775132,0062,518
      Butte Valley, CA6505102,4662,975
      Cohasset, CA9225922,8663,458
      Paradise, CA26,3964172,4312,849

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wethersfield, CT26,3961272,0402,167
      Wakefield, MA26,399107586693
      Timberwood Park, TX26,3881939701,163
      Batavia, IL26,4131251,2801,405
      Lemon Grove, CA26,4215451,5572,102
      Paradise, CA26,3964172,4312,849
      Source: The Paradise, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.